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The Valachi Papers

by Maas, Peter

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  • hardcover
Condition
Good. No dust jacket. Cover has some wear and soiling.
ISBN 10
0399108327
ISBN 13
9780399108327
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1968. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Good. No dust jacket. Cover has some wear and soiling.. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 289, [1] p. Index. From Wikipedia: "Joseph Michael "Joe Cargo" Valachi (September 22, 1903 April 3, 1971), Italian American, also known as "Charles Charbano" and "Anthony Sorge" was the first Mafia member to publicly acknowledge the existence of the Mafia. He is also the person who made Cosa Nostra (meaning "Our Thing") a household name. In the early 1930s, through mob contact Dominick "The Gap" Petrilli, Valachi was introduced to the Cosa Nostra or Mafia, and soon became a soldier in the Reina Family (now known as the Lucchese Family) during the height of the Castellammarese War. Valachi fought on the side of Salvatore Maranzano, which eventually defeated the faction headed by rival Joe Masseria. Valachi then became a soldier in the family headed by Lucky Luciano (eventually known as the Genovese Family). Valachi remained in this position until the time he became an informer.

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Seller
Ground Zero Books, Ltd. US (US)
Seller Inventory #
70509
Title
The Valachi Papers
Author
Maas, Peter
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good. No dust jacket. Cover has some wear and soiling.
Quantity available
1
Edition
Book Club Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0399108327
ISBN 13
9780399108327
Publisher
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1968
Keywords
Cosa Nostra, Castellammarese, Maranzano, Lucchese, Lucky Luciano, Ton Bender, Frank Costello, Bobby Doyle, Vito Genovese, Dutch Schultz

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